SUMMARYThis article aims to list the common directory locations associated with Nuke.
Product default install location
Windows: C:\Program Files\Nuke14.0v5\
Linux: /home/login name/.nuke
macOS: /Users/login name/.nuke
Windows: C:\Users\user name\.nuke
- On Linux: CTRL+H should enable hidden files in the GUI.
- On macOS: Pressing CMD+Shift+Period will display the hidden files/folders in the Finder.
NOTE: On Windows, the .nuke folder can be found under the directory pointed to by the
HOME environment variable. If this variable is not set (which is common), the .nuke directory will be under the folder specified by the
HOMEPATH environment variables, which are generally in the form of
To find out if the
HOMEPATH environment variables are set, and where they are pointing to, enter
%HOMEPATH% into the address bar in Windows Explorer. If the environment variable is set, the folder it’s pointing at is opened. If it’s not set, an error will be displayed.
On Linux and macOS, the .nuke folder can also be found under the directory pointed to by the
HOME environment variable. For more information about how to check environment variables that are set on your system, please refer to the following article:
Cache default directory
Linux: /var/tmp/nuke-u#### (where #### is a current user number such as u1001)
macOS: /var/tmp/nuke-u### (where ### is a current user number, such as u501)
Windows: C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Temp\nuke
You can find the location of Nuke's general cache directory from within Nuke by hitting x on your keyboard when the focus is on the Node Graph, and then running the following TCL command:
For more information, please refer to The Cache Directory section of Nuke's online documentation.
Plugin default directories
OFX plugin default directories
C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Nuke
C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Plugins
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